Kesha's Performance At The Billboard Music Awards Is Back On, & Fans Are Pumped
Time and time again, Kesha steps up. In an industry that often feels defined by acquiescing, by one's ability to conform to a certain sort of mold, Kesha continues to stand her ground. And it continues to earn her kudos from fans (and fellow feminists) everywhere. Remember two days ago when Sony/Kemosabe Records reportedly had her act stricken from the set list? Well, it turns out Kesha's Billboard Music Awards performance is back on and fans couldn't be happier for her.
When it was reported recently that Kesha planned to "make a statement" with her performance at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night, it was reportedly canceled by her label, Kemosabe Records, which is owned by Dr. Luke. The label was reportedly concerned that Kesha would use this very public opportunity to shed a spotlight on her recent lawsuit (and allegations of rape) against Dr. Luke, according to the New York Daily News. Dr. Luke has vehemently denied all of Kesha's allegations. Dr. Luke's legal representatives have not returned Romper's request for comment.
When the performance was originally canceled, Kesha responded with an Instagram post saying that her performance had nothing to do with Dr. Luke (because not everything is about him! Ha!).
Kesha offered further proof that her Billboard Music Awards appearance was going to be about music, not controversy, when she performed her intended song — Bob Dylan's "It Ain't Me Babe" — with Ben Folds at the Orpheum in Los Angeles on Wednesday.
Kemosabe Records has since released a statement about Kesha's performance.
And, naturally, Kesha's "animals" went wild on social media.
We did it!! @KeshaRose — SH/\/N (@shaunsebert) May 19, 2016
Our voices can be heard and we will be heard
"Dr. Luke Approves Kesha’s Billboard Performance Two Days After Cancelling It" T_T Enough messing with this woman. Enough.— Lucifer in the Sky (@Twyst) May 19, 2016
I'm very happy now ⚡️ “Kesha gets OK to perform at Billboard Music Awards”https://t.co/rychXWkh0O— James Hinshaw (@Just__Me__James) May 19, 2016
So here is what is so beautiful about Kesha's composure in this situation. She has heaps of talent and energy to share, and she is on her way to being so over this whole situation. She continues to set the gold standard for being a true survivor.
Well done, Kesha. Fans are psyched to see her perform at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday.